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Habermas’s Theory of Argumentation as an Integrated Model of Cogency

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents Habermas’s theory of argumentation as “a comprehensive framework” which has been developed in a way that can solve the problems created by Kuhn’s Gap. It posits that Habermas’s ... More


Introduction: Science Wars, New and Old

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book contributes to our understanding of the rationality of scientific arguments that confront scientists, administrative policymakers, courts, legislatures, international bodies, and common ... More


Science as Argumentative Practice

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter clarifies the concept of science as a set of “argumentation practices,” and explains the conceptual normative framework that integrates different approaches to scientific argumentation ... More


Critical Science Studies and the Good Society

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter revisits all the previous chapters of the book and explains the “prescriptive character of critical contextualism in relation to substantive critical assessment.” Three types of ... More


Three Dimensions of Argument Cogency—A Contextualist Case Study

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter, the critical-contextualist approach is applied to a case study in which the findings of three expert committee reports on the possible links between diet and health are analyzed. ... More


Habermas’s Critical Theory and Science: Truth and Accountability

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides some background on Habermas’s larger critical-theory project—an attempt to integrate the perspectives on argumentative practices—along with an explanation of why his discourse ... More


Kuhn’s Gap: From Logic to Sociology

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses and characterizes the gap between logical and social-institutional perspectives in terms of argumentation theory after the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific ... More


Racial Photographs from Icons to Schemes: The “Case” of Central and Eastern European Jews, 1880–1927

Amos Morris-Reich

in Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226320748
eISBN:
9780226320915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two shifts perspective from an investigation of various photographic methods and techniques to close analysis of the actual roles of photographs in scientific argumentation. Focusing on the ... More


Law and Science in Environmental Governance: The Effects of Legal and Scientific Argumentation in the International Whaling CommissionLisbeth Zimmermann

Lisbeth Zimmermann

in Talking International Law: Legal Argumentation Outside the Courtroom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197588437
eISBN:
9780197588468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197588437.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The source of authority and the precise working of international law are highly contested among scholars of international law and international relations. Many agree, however, that legal ... More


Argumentation at Fermilab: Putting the Habermasian Model to Work

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes a case of argument construction in high-energy physics—the writing of a scientific paper announcing the evidence for the existence of the top quark by the Collider Detector at ... More


Bayesian Philosophy of Science

Jan Sprenger and Stephan Hartmann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199672110
eISBN:
9780191881671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672110.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

“Bayesian Philosophy of Science” addresses classical topics in philosophy of science, using a single key concept—degrees of beliefs—in order to explain and to elucidate manifold aspects of scientific ... More


The No Alternatives Argument

Jan Sprenger and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Philosophy of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199672110
eISBN:
9780191881671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672110.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Convincing scientific theories are often hard to find, especially when empirical evidence is scarce (e.g., in particle physics). Once scientists have found a theory, they often believe that there are ... More


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